It's obvious just by looking through the photos that Glee star Dianna Agron was uncomfortable with the sexy GQ photo shoot. So, it's little surprise that the 24-year-old actress took to her blog to apologize for offending fans of the show.
What is surprising, however, is that, as it turns out, Agron is really crappy at apologies.
Here's what she said:
In the land of Madonna, Britney, Miley, Gossip Girl, other public figures and shows that have pushed the envelope and challenged the levels of comfort in their viewers and fans … we are not the first. Now, in perpetuating the type of images that evoke these kind of emotions, I am sorry. If you are hurt or these photos make you uncomfortable, it was never our intention. And if your eight-year-old has a copy of our GQ cover in hand, again I am sorry. But I would have to ask, how on earth did it get there?
In other words, she used the ol' "I'm sorry YOU got hurt" apology, which in my book comes off as transparent and insincere.
Here's the thing: Why is she even apologizing in the first place? She's talented. She's hot. She's an adult who posed in an adult magazine in order to rev up publicity for a show that employs her. It's not her fault that conservative fans are riled up about the revealing shots and are a little too loose with the term "pedophilia."
Now, if the fact that she offended fans was truly weighing on her conscience, then I could see how an apology would be appropriate.
But a real apology. Not some back-handed, defensive apology that sounds like it was written by some PR person who was hired to put out fires AND that places all of the blame on the irresponsible parents of magazine-reading 8-year-olds.
It seems like Agron is trying to have the best of both worlds -- posing in a provocative spread but then shirking responsibility when the provocativeness actually draws a reaction. She obviously had the guts to pose in the magazine in the first place; so why doesn't she have the guts to stick up for herself?
Do you think Dianna Agron is *really* sorry?
Images via GQ